Minding the Baby (1931) Betty's ninth apperance. Betty's voice is provided by Mae Questel. Betty finally has top billing over Bimbo for the opening credits, having come into her star status. But she still has doggy ears. Bimbo has to mind his baby brother Aloysius, a complete brat who whines for no reason, smokes cigars, plays the market, & is in general annoying.
Run time 7 minutes 5 secondsProducer Fleischer StudiosAudio/Visual sound
November 24, 2010
Storyline is obvious, Bimbo's mother is having a affair with the milkman...
Betty lives in the apartment across the alley, with views of each others windows. She sends a note over on the clothesline "Dear Bimbo - Ma is out. Come over. -Betty." This puts Bimbo's in a bind, having to babysit, but a chance to be with Betty alone. When Bimbo can't come, Betty sings insinuatingly from the window, "Won't you come & play in my house? Don't you like me anymore? Papa's gone away to business. Moma's gone out to the store. Betty & Bimbo's play is childish & it may take a few moments to realize they're both just kids, hard to realize because of Betty's apparently shapeliness.
There had in fact been a discussion between the Fleischers & Paramount about Betty being too old (what, maybe twenty years old?). So she was changed to being 16 years old for a short time around 1931-1933. unsure about her as a dog becuse dogs are not human. i doubt it mattered what age she was becuse she isnt real anyway she's just a cartoon character and therfore doesnt exist.